Date: Thursday 26 May 2016

Accelerating the development of new robotic technologies & increasing the competitiveness of Europe's manufacturing sector

Manufacturers, SMEs and start-ups:
find out how effective use of automation can increase profitability in your business
Robot developers, academic institutions and technology providers: get your innovations to market faster

Join us on 26th May

This 'Open Lab' event on 26th May is your chance to find out more about how you can get your hands on one of 64 vouchers which will entitle you to approximately 400 hours of free consulting with robotics experts. You will also have the opportunity to secure further development assistance up to a value of €150,000.

We're offering this free consultancy to anyone with a concrete idea, challenge or automation development project. Big manufacturers, SMEs, start-ups, robot manufacturers, academic institutions, technology providers and everyone in between can apply for support. So if that sounds like you - come and join us on 26th May.

Date:  Thursday 26th May 2016
Time:  10:00 - 16:00 (Registration from 09:30)
Venue:  Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Pilot Way, Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU. Click here for directions.
Price:  £40 +VAT
How to register:  Register via our Eventbrite page.


09:30: Registration and coffee
10:00: Welcome
      - Introduction to the ROBOTT-NET project and the voucher opportunity
      - ROBOTT-NET capabilities and expertise
      - Overview of the voucher application process
11:45: Lunch & networking
12:50: Rotations - guests will be split into smaller groups, which will cover:
     - One-to-one meetings with our experts, to discuss your idea and provide guidance on how to apply for a voucher
     - MTC workshop tour & robotics demos
     - Networking with experts from ROBOTT-NET partner organisations: Danish Technological Institute, Fraunhofer IPA and Tecnalia

16:05: Wrap up session
16:15: Networking and drinks

One-to-One Meetings

To ensure you get the most out of the event, we are offering one-to-one meetings with our experts, so you can discuss your idea or challenge in more detail and work out your next step. We have a number of meeting slots available throughout the day. On registration, you will be asked to select your preferred timeslot.

There will also be plenty of time after the official end of the event for you to stay and discuss any ideas or further questions you might have with our experts.

Register today

The ticket price is £40 +VAT per delegate. You can register via our Eventbrite page.

We only have limited places available, so book early to avoid disappointment.

The closing date for purchasing your tickets is Friday 20th May, so make sure you don't miss out and register today.

Why are we offering free consulting?

The MTC has joined forces with three of Europe's leading research organisations in an EU-funded project - 'ROBOTT-NET' - to speed up the development of new robotic technologies and increase the competitiveness of Europe's manufacturing sector. To that end, the EU is providing funding, which you can benefit from directly to support your innovations or business growth.


ROBOTT-NET exists to help make the best ideas in industrial robotics a reality; for the benefit of technology developers and European manufacturing. We are a consortium of four of Europe's leading research organisations: MTC (UK), Tecnalia (Spain), Fraunhofer IPA (Germany), and the Danish Technologial Institute (Denmark). We are offering free consulting to companies who develop or deploy automation technology in industrial production. Anyone with a concrete idea, challenge or development project related to industrial robots can apply for one of our vouchers - which will entitle you to approximately 400 hours of free consulting.

Throughout the project, ROBOTT-NET will hold Open Lab events in Denmark, Germany, the UK and Spain. These events will provide more information on how you can apply for a voucher, and also have the opportunity to secure further development assistance up to a value of €150,000.

For more information, please visit:

The ROBOTT-NET project is funded by the European Union.